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Is a General Contractor Important when Sub-Contractors Seem to do All the Labor? | Washington DC

Is a General Contractor Important when Sub-Contractors Seem to do All the Labor? | Washington DC
A great question. Something that many homeowners who are ready to begin a big project may be asking. The short answer is, if you didn't see this coming, yes. A  general contractor  is an important facet to getting a big job done, organizing all the details, managing the sub-contractors, and ensuring the quality of work.  General contractors work in a different realm than sub-contractors. They use the "big picture," and have their hand in every pot going on. Their specialty isn't relegated to simply electrical, plumbing, or building, they have years of experience coupled with vast knowledge of the entire building process. They step in to make sure the job's done, and will not leave until you are satisfied. Self-Contained If you chose to hire a general contractor from the onset, what you get is a complete and organized team. That's because general contractors typically have their own crew, who are...
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Aug
08

5 Tips on Installing Custom Cabinets Without a General Contractor | Washington DC

5 Tips on Installing Custom Cabinets Without a General Contractor | Washington DC
Did you know that you can install custom cabinets yourself even without the help of a  general contractor ? It's true! So while a general contractor will have knowledge that you may not, you can still go about the task pretty much by yourself with just a few pieces of knowledge to help you if things get tough.  Here are some simple tips to help you install custom cabinets. 1. Choose your material.  Custom means it's all about what you want, all the way down to the material you choose. Be sure to pre-measure for accurate installation. 2. Side frame construction.  Side frames are designed to hold your cabinets in place once they arrive. To build these, construct to the appropriate size and attach with nails and wood glue. For extra help use a framing square. 3. Front frame construction.  Just like a your side frame, your front frame needs to...
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Keep it Together During Home Remodeling | Washington, DC

Keep it Together During Home Remodeling | Washington, DC
Planning  home remodeling  in your kitchen, bathroom or another room is fun.  You get to create the image of the room you want.  Making it come to life isn't a fairy tale.  It's going to take days, weeks or months piecing every element together and you're not ready for it.  It's not going to be easy when you have children, noise and unexpected, nosy guests coming to a head too.  You must keep it together.  Combat the stress with knowledge, organization and patience. Knowledge: Contact a remodeling professional that's experienced, licensed and priced within your budget.  Talk to the contractor or remodeling professional about the route they're going with this project.  Make sure you get a systematic outline of the task.  You'll know how far along they are and how much is left.  Talk about supplies and should you bring anything.  If the task must finish by a certain date for...
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